Since writing about freelancing and career doubt, I started working full time for Dagher Printing. It was a great experience and I learned so much about the print industry and strengthened my skills as a graphic designer. While there, we won an American Graphic Design Award from GDUSA magazine on an octagon-shaped brochure I designed. I now understand the things that usually held me back from using a local printer, like what kind of paper stock to use and how to prepare files for die cutting and special inks. I am armed with knowledge that will help in my business and career in the future.
After a little over a year in Jacksonville it was time for us to move on again. I enjoyed our time in Jax and will truly miss being near the ocean and our family. However, it’s very important to me that we stay close to our parents and our new home is a lot closer to both sides, mine and Will’s.
We are now in the Music City, Nashville!
We’ve been here for only 2 weeks and I’m already seeing signs that we made the right choice. I feel more motivated to pursue my passions, even while searching for a full-time position. I’m starting to check more things off my 101 in 1001 list: Just last week I had the opportunity to be an extra on ABC’s “Nashville” and met some great new friends! Will loves sports and we have enjoyed going to the Predators hockey games and the SEC basketball tournament. We are attending church at Covenant Presbyterian and have found our lives enriched by the messages we hear each week. We’ve been so blessed during this short time and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next.
(Photo via Tracy Guarino)